Mathematics has applications in almost all subjects including physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering. Biologists, sociologists, economists, psychologists, historians and lawyers have vastly benefited from mathematics in their work for drawing conclusions and developing novel techniques of investigation. Accordingly, the needs of pure and applied mathematicians are in high demand with a full agenda.
TAMIU mathematics programs lead to an attractive future for students who may have any of the following goals: to prepare for careers in fields requiring a solid background in quantitative analysis; to further graduate work and a career in research or academia, and to teach at various levels. The applications come from theory and tools available from several areas of mathematics. We not primarily focus on these applications to enrich the nature of these disciplines but rather their direct interaction with mathematics.
The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers a minor degree program in Physics. Basic courses are chosen to give the student a solid foundation in the concepts of classical and modern physics and also to assist the student in developing the necessary analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills in the classroom and laboratory. Laboratory courses will complement this experience with further opportunities to develop experimental skills and a working knowledge of advanced technology in group and individual settings. Students are strongly encouraged to further develop these skills by participating in advanced experimental, analytical, or computational research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
The minor in Physics currently consists of 20 SCH, 12 of which must be at the advanced level.
Computer science is the study of computer systems, including the architecture of computers, development of computer software, information processing, computer applications, algorithm problem-solving, and the mathematical foundations of the discipline.
A minor in computer science has been designed and implemented for qualified students who wish to complement their major with a set of skills and knowledge from the discipline of computer science, and gives assurance of a fundamental understanding of the discipline and provides a basis for more advanced study, thoughtful inquiry into the interaction of computing and disciplines such as engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and any other field of arts and sciences, and for work in the computer field.
The computer science major under development will provide professional education in computer science to prepare undergraduate the skills of computational thinking for graduate study or for productive careers in industry, academia, and government in the computing field. Students will learn concepts and skills needed for applying computer systems, designing and implementing software systems and developing innovative ideas in a diverse range of applications such as user interfaces, networking and telecommunications, databases, and web technologies.
Department of Mathematics and Physics
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